Detroit Man Pleads Guilty in $25 Million Home Health Fraud Scheme

A former home health care worker pleaded guilty last week to his part in a $24.7 million fraud scheme that billed for home heath care services that were not not necessary or were not provided.  Clarence Cooper of Detroit pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his role as […]

Virgina Home Health Care Operator Pleads Guilty to $295K Medicaid Fraud

A former home health care agency owner in Virginia is facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to Medicare fraud in connection with her home health operations.  Angie Gilchrist, who formerly owned A-Z Alpha Omega In-Home Personal Care Service LLC based in Suffolk, Virginia, was authorized to […]

Missouri Attorney General Cracks Down on Home Health Medicaid Fraud

A St. Louis home health company will pay close to $175,000 in settling a Medicaid fraud case with the state of Missouri.  Infiniti Home Care, Inc. reached a settlement this month, announced by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, that will total 174,504 for billing Medicaid for home care services the company did not provide. The […]

Virginia Home Health Operator Faces Prison for Medicaid Fraud

A former home health care agency provider in Virginia was sentenced this week to 51 months in prison for health care fraud and alteration of records in addition to a consecutive sentence for other charges.  Former owner of A Caring Hand Home Health Care Services Inc. Janice Holland, pled guilty in September to the fraud […]

St. Louis Home Health Care Agency Owner Sentenced in Medicare Fraud

The owner of a St. Louis home health care agency was sentenced to over two years in prison and ordered to pay $398,000 in restitution for false Medicare billing.  Rose Ray-Vasser, 51, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to 30 months in prison. Having pled guilty to fraud charges in September, […]

Gov. Task Force Charges 91 Healthcare Providers for $430 Million Billing Fraud

The Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations has busted 91 individuals—among them doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals—for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $429.2 million in false billing, Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced. The bulk of the fraudulent billing, at more […]

Detroit Home Health Manager Pleads Guilty in $13.8 Million Fraud Scheme

A Detroit man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud after managing a $13.8 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Jawad Ahmed managed home health agency Physicians Choice Home Health Care LLC (Physicians Choice), and used the company to deliver kickbacks to […]

Felons Turned Home Health Workers Caring for Elderly in California

Some of California’s elderly in need of home health services are being cared for by convicted felons, made possible in part by a flawed system that is “rife with loopholes,” reports the local NBC affiliate, allowing people to sign waivers allowing felon caretakers to care for them despite their backgrounds—and despite the criminal activity they […]